New Independent analysis group Bellingcat report suggests: Russia faked evidence to shift blame on Ukraine for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

New Independent analysis group Bellingcat report suggests: Russia faked evidence to shift blame on Ukraine for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

The doomed Boeing 777 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine while on its route from Amsterdam to Kaula Lumpur on July 17, 2014 killing all 298 passengers and crew members. The burnt debris of the plane and passengers crashed near the town of Torez, region filled with Russian rebels.

Dutch investigators have visited the crash site and yet almost a year after the horrific incident they have not issued their final report on what happened to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, or assigned blame for the shootdown. The Dutch official authorities have not yet publicly announced that they believe the plane was actually shot down. The team assures they will present their report in October 2015.

Bellingcat is an online independent group that performs digital forensic Photo analysis relating to various world events. The official report released on May 31, 2015 by Bellingcatcovers forensic analysis of those satellite photos which was released by Kremlin four days after the crash which was also published on the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website.

Russia has constantly pressing the fact that Ukraine troops are the guilty parties in the shootdown. But the new report by Bellingcat states, “Satellite images presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense claiming Ukrainian Buks- linked to shot down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 were the old pictures from June 2014”.

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Further examination of the images by error level analysis of the images also expose the images have been modified inclining the Buk missile launcher was removed to make it appear the Buk missile launcher was active on July 17th, and imagery where Buk missile launchers were added to make it appear they were within attack range of Flight MH17.

 

Photo Courtesy: Alex Beltyukov

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